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Season 8, Episode 10
Air date December 5, 2012
Written by Janine Sherman Barrois
Directed by Matthew Gray Gubler
"Magnificent Light"

"The Lesson" is the tenth episode of Season Eight of Criminal Minds.


The BAU investigates a serial killer who oddly disposes his victims in Arizona. Also, Reid gets anxious when faced with the possibility of meeting his mystery woman.

Guest CastEdit

  • Michael Charles Boucher - Evan Davis
  • Jake Brennan - Matt Small
  • Gary Cervantes - Detective Martin
  • Noah Darden - Young Adam Rain
  • Brad Dourif - Adam Rain
  • Kurtis James Erwin - Byron Sadler
  • Hanna Hall - Connie Foster
  • John Hawkinson - Alex Rain
  • Jay Hayden - Bobby Putnam
  • Hans Howes - Mr. James
  • Matt Kirkwood - George Small
  • Suzanne Krull - Doctor Glenn
  • Mark Povinelli - Mr. Conrad
  • Beth Riesgraf - Maeve Donovan
  • Wendy Rosoff - Lucille
  • Maya Stojan - Hostess
  • Steve Suh - CSI Tech
  • Sean Whalen - Tucker White


  • "Where Is My Mind?" by Rockabye Baby - Lullaby Renditions of The Pixies (Original by The Pixies)

Bookend QuotesEdit

  • Spencer Reid: William Shakespeare once wrote, "Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind."
  • Spencer Reid: Thomas Merton once wrote, "Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone; we find it with another."


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